NPA to Restrict Egina FPSO’s Access to Nigerian Waterways

Owing to rising debts, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the immediate suspension of service boats operations in all its pilotage districts until the full settlement of debts accruing from unpaid pilotage dues by International Oil Companies (IOCs) and other beneficiaries of the services.

This is just as the NPA gave indication that it might prevent Engina FPSO, which is due to arrive Nigeria in January, 2018 from accessing Nigerian waterways.

NIMASA flags-off seatime training for 239 cadets

·         Rewards outstanding cadets with automatic employment

·         To commence Phase 2 in 2018

At long last, some young Nigerian can heave a sigh of relief and rekindle their hopes of career development and a better life as a total of 239 cadets who are beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programmes are set to embark on their mandatory seatime training in line with global best practices.

Experts recommend establishment of National Transport Commission

Following the realization of the imperatives of developing an integrated and modern transport policy to drive trade and investments in Nigeria, experts have recommended the establishment of a National Transport Commission to regulate economic activities in the sector.

recommendation was the highlight of the report the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Finalization of the Draft National Transport Policy (NTP) recently submitted to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

FG approves purchase of patrol vessels to curb unregulated fishing

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways. 
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this on Friday at the 10th Annual Ministerial Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West, Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in Abuja. 

NSDP: UK University graduates 59 Nigerian Cadets

…As four Bag First Class Honours, Dakuku Hails Capacity Growth
The Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) through the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has again received another boost as 59 of the beneficiaries have graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
This brings it to a total number of 1,343 graduates of the scheme since its inception from the various institutions in United Kingdom, Egypt, Romania and Philippines.